"Recent events have focused renewed attention on the vulnerability of the nation's critical infrastructure to major events, including terrorism. The Public Transportation System Security and Emergency Preparedness Planning Guide has been prepared to support the activities of public transportation systems to plan for and respond to major security threats and emergencies. It emphasizes the importance of developing critical relationships, preparing strategies and policies, and setting training and funding priorities. It offers practical guidance for planning effectively, spending wisely, and making the public transportation infrastructure safer. This Guide builds on a previous Federal Transit Administration (FTA) publication, the Transit System Security Program Planning Guide. This earlier publication is available on the Guide CD-ROM. This Guide is based on research to identify practical steps that systems can take to be better prepared for all emergencies. These recommendations support the industry's commitment to prevent those events that can be prevented and to minimize the impact of those that cannot. Emphasizing balanced, common sense measures, this Guide helps transportation systems answer many questions."
United States Department of Transportation Federal Transit Administration: http://www.fta.dot.gov/